Costa Rica Don Miguel Natural

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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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About

This coffee is now out of stock, we hope you enjoyed it! Please watch this space for new arrivals and if you would like to read more about our approach to sourcing and seasonality then please read our blog post here.

Key Stats

Location: Tarrazu, Acosta, San JoseAltitude: 1,200 metres above sea levelPreparation: NaturalVarietal: Caturra and Red CatuaiOwners: Jose Angel Fernandez DiazFlavours: OUT OF STOCK

Details

Costa Rica is a small country nestled in the heart of Central America. It’s probably most famous as a nature retreat for wealthy Americans, favoured for its stable government and relative safety compared to its Central American neighbours.

Traditionally, coffee from Costa Rica was bulked and sold – however the higher production costs has made it impossible for the country to compete with neighbouring Nicaragua. Costa Rica has therefore turned it’s attentions to the production of high quality micro lots as part of an effort to justify the higher sales price.

One such example is this incredibly complex lot from Don Miguel which is situated in Tarrazu in the San Jose region of the Central Valley. This 8 hectare farm was originally purchased by Don Miguel back in 1980. When he passed away, the farm was inherited by his son, Jose Angel, who now runs it alongside his wife Jackeline.

Jose and Jackeline has a keen focus on quality and have recently planted some of the infamous ‘Geisha’ seeds which we hope to sample in a few years time. This lot has been processed naturally due to the higher sugar content of the cherries when they were harvested. As a result, the coffee has fantastic sweetness making it a great option for espresso based drinks.

Brew Guides

Espresso

Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 26-28 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 17g : 35-37g
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Aeropress

Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutesCoffee:Water 15-17g : 200ml
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 3 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 19g : 250ml
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Stove Top

Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso)Brew Time: Dependent on size and heating sourceCoffee:Water 22g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)
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Delivery Details

LAST ORDERS TO BE POSTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS WILL BE ON THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER FOR ORDERS RECEIVED BEFORE 12PM ON 20TH. THE ROASTERY AND ONLINE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 22ND DECEMBER AND 2ND JANUARY. FIRST DISPATCH DAY AFTER THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER WILL BE THURSDAY 4TH JANUARY.

We roast on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday / Post orders on a Thursday / You should get your coffee ready to drink on a Friday or a Saturday dependent on the good old Royal Mail service.

Get your orders in before 12pm on a Wednesday to ensure you have fresh coffee to drink by the weekend. If you need to get hold of some coffee outside of our roasting days then please feel free to drop us a line at hello@northstarroast.com

Local pickups can be collected directly from our Roastery at Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ on a Thursday or Friday from 8:30am until 5:30pm. There is free parking parallel to The Boulevard on Chadwick St and there is a free water taxi directly to us from the train station along with several bus options. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.